SERVPRO State Meeting
Columbia, MO meeting room.
Missouri Directorship held a state meeting in Columbia, MO. SERVPRO franchise members gathered for this all day event. They were there to learn about upcoming initiatives and how to improve on their customer relationships.
SERVPRO of St. Louis Central is growing and developing customer base by utilizing a systematic process to identify new prospects and to routinely contact and follow up with customers. They are always looking for new ways to build their relationships, so the state meeting was a great learning experience!
Does Your Business Have Dirty Floors?
Most people don’t really realize the floors unless it is their own house that has dirty floors. Things such as dirt, debris and even dust that your shoes can track in affect the floors. Another thing to take into account is things that don’t properly get thrown away properly usually end up on the floor as well. You are probably thinking this sounds like a very tiny issue, but having a dirty floor can hurt your business.
Commercial floor cleaning service such as SERVPRO St. Louis Central can help avoid you from getting dirty floors. SERVPRO does more than just getting rid of the dirt; they also include sanitizing the floors to help keep all the germs away. You don’t want your employees to be having multiple sick days, so it is important to put the health of your employees first!
Cleaning floors often requires more than just vacuuming, sweeping or getting the mop out everyone once in awhile. SERVPRO has all the equipment, experience and the products your company needs.
Even during the holidays SERVPRO will be there!
It is the holidays, so everyone wants to add fun warmth and sparkle to the wonderful season. It is very important to remember that some of our favorite holiday decorations carry a big risk of electrical or a fire if these aren’t used carefully.
Chestnuts are roasting on an open fire, but let’s sure hope your Christmas tree isn’t burning. Every year there has been estimated that 200 homes that have had Christmas tree fires. Most of these fires are caused by electrical malfunctions as well as heating equipment.
- Always keep candles, heaters and fireplaces away from your tree.
- Did you know metal stands cause trees to dry out and become flammable? Always remember to check the water level daily or nightly.
- Inspect lights before plugging them in or putting them up.
- Never overload a circuit.
- Before leaving your house or going to bed make sure to turn off all of the lights.
Always remember that SERVPRO St. Louis Central is open 24/7/365! So if you are in a burning situation during the holidays, SERVPRO will be there to help!
Ceiling Water Damage
Many homes are built with wood; insulation and drywall readily absorb water. All of these materials allow water to leak through in a quick time and to move to other parts of the house. So what is that water stain on your ceiling from? These building materials may absorb too much water and may become discolored or weakened which can cause a huge structural damage. So, don’t ignore the stain, there may be a leak above your ceiling and could cause it to collapse.
Common Causes of Water Stains
- Roof Damage
- Pipe Damage
- Water Lines
- Plumbing Fixtures
- Frozen Pipes
Call SERVPRO St. Louis Central a professional restoration company!
Next time you find a stain on your ceiling, you have to remember it is always revealing that it is water damage. In most cases catching the stain early gives you the best chance to avoid some serious damage that could be done to your house. Our professionals will locate the source of the water and repair the damage done to the building as well as taking care of anything else needed in your home! The worst thing you can do is not call to get it fixed!
Beware of Frozen Pipes
Winter is on its way, especially here in the Midwest we never know what to expect when it comes to stepping outside. Winter in the Midwest can be sunny, rainy and breezy, but in most cases is freezing cold weather with a lot of snow. During this time of the year frozen pipes become the biggest repair.
It is never a good sign to have a frozen pipe, because they block water flow to outlets. The bigger problem is that when the water freezes in these pipes, it expands which means a lot of pressure is applied and the interior part of the pipe. In most situations with all the pressure being applied to the pipe, it can cause it to burst directing freezing water and ice into other building structures like drywall.
Always be cautious about your outside appliances and make sure the water is shut off outside and double check any pipes that are easy accessible.
Stay warm this winter season, you never know when you’ll need SERVPRO St. Louis Central to come help you fix your pipes throughout this wintery season.
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Common Fire Hazards at Home
Did you know that more than 360,000 home structure fires each year?
The cold weather often means a higher risk of house fires, this is because people are spending more time at home and indoors from the wintry weather!
Common Fire Hazards at Home
- Electrical & Lighting
- Dryers & Washing Machines
These fire hazards can be preventable with some forethought and care! The most preventable are are unattended candles and cooking! Be aware of when you light candles or leave the stove on before you leave your home or go to bed.
The most recent fire damage SERVPRO did was "quick and a job well done" stated from a happy customer. She explained a fire had started in the middle of the night and SERVPRO was there that morning removing the damage and making everything smell and look nice!
If you have fire damage call SERVPRO St. Louis Central!
What to Save When Your Building Gets Flooded with Water
Nothing is more stressful than facing flood damage or any kind of water damage. Well.. there is, electronics and computers holding all of your important information! Most businesses have a certain plan that prepares them for a situation like this, but does your business have a plan if a situation like this happened?
Depending on the type of the water damage you may be sitting in such as a broken sink, a pipe that may have burst or even a toilet that has flooded, your business may become a huge hazard! So the very first thing you should do is turn off the main power supply to prevent any electronics from being damaged.
-3 Things To Save-
- Computers have servers that hold all of the data.
- Shelf Documents are important for a backup, because paper documents are the best way to build everything back up.
- Printers usually store a copy of every print that you have made since you have bought it. This is another way to help get data back.
Lets cross our fingers that there isn't much water damage, but if there is the next step is to call a service team of professionals such as SERVPRO STL Central! They have all the right tools to help you in a sticky situation.
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Fast Response to Flooded Basements in St. Louis
SERVPRO of St. Louis Central is ready to respond to the flooded basement in your home or office building.
A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your St. Louis basement could flood, including:
- A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
- Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
- Storm sewer backup
- Sanitary sewer backup
- Foundation drainage failure
- Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
- And many more
Have Questions about Basement Flooding?
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If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.
The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of St. Louis Central and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.
We are Flooded Basement Specialists:
- We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
- We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
- We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
- Our Technicians are Highly-Trained in Water Restoration Techniques
- We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
- Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment
Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 314-260-7177
What To Do When You Suspect Mold In Your Home or Office
If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.
What to Do:
- Stay out of affected areas.
- Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
- Contact SERVPRO of St. Louis Central for mold remediation services.
What Not to Do:
- Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
- Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
- Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
- Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.
About Our Mold Remediation Services
SERVPRO of St. Louis Central specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 314-260-7177
SERVPRO of St. Louis Central's Extreme Team Wolfe
Extreme Team Wolfe - Your Recovery Experts
SERVPRO of St. Louis Central is known for it's unique distinction of being the only certified Disaster Recovery Team in the St. Louis area. But, that's not all.
The team at SERVPRO of St. Louis Central is often referred to as Extreme Team Wolfe, aptly named after the business owners, David and Angie Wolfe.
We Treat Our Customers As Family!
Our Extreme Team Wolfe goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that we help you through the difficulty of dealing with your flooded basement, fire-damaged property or large loss disaster.
We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need a trusted expert to guide you through this crisis.
The Extreme Team Wolfe at SERVPRO of St. Louis Central has the experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in taking care of clients like they are our family — in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.